BSB40920 – Certificate IV in Project Management Practice

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who apply project management skills and knowledge in a wide variety of contexts. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Contracts Officer, Project Administrator and Quality Officer.

Individuals in these roles work autonomously, and might be members of a project team, with no direct responsibility for overall project outcomes. Primarily, these roles would support wider project operations. They may use project tools and methodologies selectively to support organisational or business activities.

Entry Requirements
Core Units
Elective Units
Intake Dates

Entry requirements

International students entering this course at Collins Academy must meet the following entry requirements:


Age requirements

Students must be a minimum age of 18 years or above at the time of course commencement.


Academic Requirements

To enter this qualification, applicants should have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 (or an international secondary school year which is equivalent to Australian Year 12) with satisfactory results.


English Language Requirements

Applicants must also meet English Language Requirements – IELTS overall score of 6.0 or TOEFL IBT 64 or Cambridge English Advanced (CAE) 169 or PTE Academic 50 or Occupational English Test (OET) with a score of at least B for each test component.

English requirements are not to be demonstrated to international students who can prove:

  • Minimum five (5) years of study in English in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, America, South Africa or Ireland.
  • Citizen of, and a passport issued by the United Kingdom, United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.
  • Completed in Australia (within the past 2 years) in English a substantial component (at least 50%) of a qualification at AQF level 4 or higher.
  • Successfully completed in Australia (within the past 2 years) the Senior Secondary Certificate of Education in English.
  • Completed a recognised ELICOS program and achieved an upper intermediate English level or equivalent.
Should a student not be able to demonstrate any of the above, applicants without documented evidence may demonstrate the required English language competence by undertaking the Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) assessment to achieve a result of ACSF level 3 to meet course English Language entry requirements at the sole discretion of the institute.


DHA requirements:

Applicants must also provide documentation according to Department of Home Affair requirements. For further information on student visa assessment level and documentation, visit Department of Home Affairs’ website at:


Pre-training review

All international learners will undertake pre-training review to determine suitability for the course and student needs. The aim of the review is to identify their training needs through questions on previous education or training, relevance of the course to applicant, relevant experience and interview conducted by Collins Academy enrolment officer. Interview will also aim to identify any support needs and possible RPL opportunities.

Through pre-training review learner will demonstrate that they have necessary skills to successfully complete the course.


Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment

All students will be required to complete an LLN assessment prior to the commencement of the course. – it is a diagnostic process to identify if prospective student requires LLN support during study.


Hardware/Software requirements

Collins Academy will provide access of computers/laptops during classroom hours, however for students to work on assessments, tasks, and self-study, all learners are expected to have access to a laptop or computer with Windows operating system and Microsoft Office software applications, like Microsoft Word at their own cost.

Note: some assessment tasks are completed using a computer and internet, and it is essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.


Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Furthermore, students will be required to provide Collins Academy with their Unique Student Identifier (USI) number when they enrol. USI is a 10-character code made up by number and letters issued by the Australian Government to uniquely identify student who has undertaken or training in Australia. USI keeps student’s nationally recognised training records from all providers including completed training units and qualifications in one place, ensuring that the records are not lost.

Core Units

3 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Apply project scope management techniques
Apply project time management techniques
Apply project quality management techniques

Elective units

6 Units
Unit Code
Unit Title
Apply project cost management techniques​
Apply project human resources management approaches​
Apply project information management and communications techniques​
Apply project risk management techniques​
Lead effective workplace relationships​
Apply project life cycle management processes​

Intake Dates 2024

08th January

12nd February

08th April

13th May

08th July

12nd August

07th October

11th November

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Qualification Pathways

Students who complete this course may wish to continue their education into a range of Diploma qualifications, such as

BSB40920 Diploma of Project Management

BSB50420 Diploma of Leadership and Management

Diploma of Business Management

*Note: Individual students who are seeking to continue their study at university should contact the prospective university upon completion of the course for any credit transfer arrangements.

Why study this course?

Practical Skills​
Gain hands-on experience and practical skills essential for effective project management, ensuring you are well-prepared for real-world project scenarios.​
Industry-Relevant Knowledge​
Acquire a solid foundation in project management principles and practices, aligned with industry standards, providing you with the expertise valued by employers.​
Career Advancement​
Boost your career prospects by earning a Certificate IV in Project Management, as it opens doors to diverse opportunities across various industries, enhancing your professional growth.​
Job Roles

Potential employment options are in the business and service industry as a Project Contract officer, Project Record officer, Project Administrator.

The Certificate IV in Project Management at Collins Academy exceeded my expectations in every aspect. The course not only provided a well-rounded understanding of project management principles but also offered practical insights that are immediately applicable in real-world scenarios.
Certificate IV in Project Management

Course Information

Cricos Code:
52 weeks
Tuition Fee:
$12,000 AUD
Enrolment Fee:
$250 AUD
Material Fee:
$500 AUD

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